欧·亨利短篇小说选
Short Stories of O Henry

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    欧·亨利
    Henry, O

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    外语教学与研究出版社
    Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press

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欧亨利短篇小说选--欧·亨利的代表作品是《麦琪的礼物》、《警察与赞美诗》和《最后一片叶子》。其著名小说还有《黄雀在后》、《市政报告》、《配供家具的客房》、《双料骗子》等,真实准确的细节描写,生动简洁的语言使一系列栩栩如生的艺术形象展现在读者面前,也使他在世界短篇小说史上占有重要位置。他的作品构思奇巧,文字生动活泼,经常运用俚语、双关语、讹音、谐音和旧典新意。其中短篇小说中占有较大比例、值得重视的是描写美国大城市、尤其是纽约生活的作品。

This collection of 100 of O Henry’s finest stories is a showcase for the sheer variety of one of America’s best and best-loved short story writers. The variety of the stories is amazing; O Henry is as at home describing life south of the Rio Grande as he is chronicling the activities and concerns of ’the four million’ ordinary citizens who inhabited turn--of-the-century New York。They are marked by coincidence and surprise endings as well as the compassion and high humour that have made O Henry’s stories popular for the last century。

欧·亨利(O'Henry, 1862-1910)是享有国际声誉的美国短篇小说家,被称为“短篇小说大王”、世界三位短篇小说大师之一。一生共创作短篇小说近300篇。他的小说情节生动,结构紧凑,故事奇特,可读性强,而且经常有一个别出心裁、令人意想不到的结尾。他这种独特的创作风格,对美国现代短篇小说影响很大,在文学史上占有不容忽视的地位。

William Sydney Porter (September 11, 1862 – June 5, 1910), known by his pen name O. Henry, was an American writer. O. Henry's short stories are known for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization, and surprise endings.

麦琪的礼物

一块八毛七分钱。全在这儿了。其中六毛钱还是铜子儿凑起来的。这些铜子儿是每次一个、两个向杂货铺、菜贩和肉店老板那儿死乞白赖地硬扣下来的;人家虽然没有明说,自己总觉得这种掂斤播两的交易未免太吝啬,当时脸都躁红了。德拉数了三遍。数来数去还是一块八毛七分钱,而第二天就是圣诞节了。

  除了倒在那张破旧的小榻上号哭之外,显然没有别的办法。德拉就那样做了。这使一种精神上的感慨油然而生,认为人生是由啜泣,抽噎和微笑组成的,而抽噎占了其中绝大部分。

  这个家庭的主妇渐渐从第一阶段退到第二阶段,我们不妨抽空儿来看看这个家吧。一套连家具的公寓,房租每星期八块钱。虽不能说是绝对难以形容,其实跟贫民窟也相去不远。

  下面门廊里有一个信箱,但是永远不会有信件投进去;还有一个电钮,除非神仙下凡才能把铃按响。那里还贴着一张名片,上面印有“詹姆斯·迪林汉·扬先生”几个字。

  “迪林汉”这个名号是主人先前每星期挣三十块钱得法的时候,一时高兴,回姓名之间的。现在收入缩减到二十块钱,“迪林汉”几个字看来就有些模糊,仿佛它们正在考虑,是不是缩成一个质朴而谦逊的“迪”字为好。但是每逢詹姆斯·迪林汉·扬先生回家上楼,走进房间的时候,詹姆斯·迪林汉·扬太太——就是刚才已经介绍给各位的德拉——总是管他叫做“吉姆”,总是热烈地拥抱他。那当然是好的。

One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all. And sixty cents of it was in pennies. Pennies saved one and two at a time by bulldozing the grocer and the vegetable man and the butcher until one's cheek burned with the silent imputation of parsimony that such close dealing implied. Three times Della counted it. One dollar and eighty-seven cents. And the next day would be Christmas.

  • Chapter 1 The Gift of the Magi
  • Chapter 2 A Cosmopolite in a Café
  • Chapter 3 Between Rounds
  • Chapter 4 The Skylight Room
  • Chapter 5 A Service of Love
  • Chapter 6 The Cop and the Anthem
  • Chapter 7 Memoirs of a Yellow Dog
  • Chapter 8 The Love-Philtre of Ikey Schoenstein
  • Chapter 9 Mammon and the Archer
  • Chapter 10 Springtime à la Carte
  • Chapter 11 From the Cabby's Seat
  • Chapter 12 An Unfinished Sroty
  • Chapter 13 The Romance of a Busy Broker
  • Chapter 14 The Furnished Room
  • Chapter 15 The Trimmed Lamp
  • Chapter 16 The Pendulum
  • Chapter 17 The Making of a New Yorker
  • Chapter 18 The Lost Blend
  • Chapter 19 A Harlem Tragedy
  • Chapter 20 The Last Leaf
  • Chapter 21 The Count and the Wedding Guest
  • Chapter 22 Jeff Peters as a Personal Magnet
  • Chapter 23 The Hand that Riles the World
  • Chapter 24 The Exact Science of Matrimony
  • Chapter 25 Conscience in Art
  • Chapter 26 A Municipal Report
  • Chapter 27 Buried Treasure
  • Chapter 28 The Sleuths
  • Chapter 29 Witches' Loaves
  • Chapter 30 The Duplicity of Hargraves
  • Chapter 31 Roads of Destiny
  • Chapter 32 The Enchanted Profile
  • Chapter 33 A Double-Dyed Deceiver
  • Chapter 34 The Passing of Black Eagle
  • Chapter 35 A Retrieved Reformation
  • Chapter 36 A Lickpenny Lover
  • Chapter 37 While the Auto Waits
  • Chapter 38 One Thousand Dollars
  • Chapter 39 'GIRL'
  • Chapter 40 A Technical Error
  • Chapter 41 A Blackjack Bargainer
  • Chapter 42 The Atavism of John Tom Little Bear
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